Cypripedium calceolus L. 1753 SECTION Cypripedium SUBSECTION Cypripedium Photo courtesy of Jan H. Larsen KJ Orchids Denmark

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Common Name The Limestone Loving Cypripedium - In China Shao Lan

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Beligium, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czechloslavakia, Hungary, Switzerland, Spain, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Russia, eastern Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan and Korea in part shade on moist alkaline substrates in scrub and open to dense woodlands at elevations up to 2000 meter as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a pubescent stem carrying 3 to 5, oval-lanceolate, slightly plicate, obtuse leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, 14" [35 cm] long, 1 to 2, rarely 3, flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Calceolus alternifolius St.-Lag. 1880; Calceolus marianus Crantz 1769; Cypripedium alternifolium St.-Lag. 1880; Cypripedium atsmori C.Morren 1851; Cypripedium boreale Salisb 1796; Cypripedium calceolus f. biflorum Rouy 1912; Cypripedium calceolus f. triflorum Rouy 1913; Cypripedium calceolus var. citrina B.Hergt 1899; Cypripedium calceolus var. viridiflora M.Schulze 1902; Cypripedium cruciatum Dulac 1867; Cypripedium ferrugineum Gray 1821; Cypripedium guttatum subsp. microsaccos (Kraenzl.) So 1969; Cypripedilon marianus (Crantz) Rouy 1894; Cypripedium microsaccos Kraenzl. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen #3 9-12 tafel 4 Rudolph Schlechter 1971 drawing ok; Orquideologia Vol 14 No 1 1979 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 6 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 8 1981 Photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 10 1981 photo; aos bULLETIN vOL 56 nO 5 1987 PHOTO; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 1 1987 stamp; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 6 1987 photo; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 2 1991 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 5/442/444 1992 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 65 No 11 1996 photo; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 40 2000; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 3 2001; Orchids of Europe, North Africa and the Middle east Delforge 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 11 2008 photo; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide;

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